Dr. Geoff Vernon Appointed Dressage Team Vet for 2014 WEG

first_img Horse Sport Enews Dressage Canada is pleased to announce that Dr. Geoff Vernon has been appointed the official Dressage Team Veterinarian for the 2014 FEI World Equestrian Games, set to take place in Normandy, FRA next summer.“We are thrilled to have a seasoned professional like Dr. Vernon join the team,” said Victoria Winter, who was recently appointed the Chef d’Equipe for Canada’s 2014 WEG Dressage Team. “Not only does he bring years of international experience, but having filled this role for Canada at the 2012 Olympic Games and 2010 WEG, he already has a good familiarity with our riders. I look forward to working with him as we prepare for WEG.”A world-renowned equine veterinarian, Dr. Vernon has held FEI Veterinarian status since 2009. In that time, he has filled the role of team vet for both Canada and the U.S. at Olympic Games, Pan American Games, and World Equestrian Games, as well as a wide range of prestigious international competitions.“I look forward to the opportunity of building on the past successes of Canada’s dressage team and in helping to fulfil its promise for the future,” said Dr. Vernon.In addition to being Canada’s WEG Dressage Team Veterinarian, Dr. Vernon will be offering his expertise to high performance riders as a keynote speaker at Dressage Canada’s “Florida Fortnight” , which is being hosted during CDI-level competition at the 2014 Adequan Global Dressage Festival in Wellington, FL from Jan. 19 to Feb. 2, 2014. Created to provide dressage athletes, sponsors, owners, officials, and enthusiasts with the chance to join in educational, networking, and entertainment-related activities, the Florida Fortnight will feature everything from public panel discussions and fundraisers to private planning sessions for Canada’s potential WEG team members.For more information on the Florida Fortnight, visit www.equinecanada.ca/dressage.Keep your eye on Dressage Canada’s Facebook and Twitter accounts for future news and updates on Canada’s Dressage Team for WEG 2014. Tags: Dressage Canada, 2014 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games, Dr. Geoff Vernon, SIGN UP We’ll send you our regular newsletter and include you in our monthly giveaways. PLUS, you’ll receive our exclusive Rider Fitness digital edition with 15 exercises for more effective riding. Subscribe to the Horse Sport newsletter and get an exclusive bonus digital edition! More from Horse Sport:Christilot Boylen Retires From Team SportAfter an exemplary career as one of Canada’s top Dressage riders, seven-time Olympian Christilot Boylen has announced her retirement from team competition.2020 Royal Agricultural Winter Fair CancelledFor only the second time in its history, The Royal Agricultural Winter Fair has been cancelled but plans are being made for some virtual competitions.Royal Agricultural Winter Fair Statement on 2020 EventAs the Province of Ontario starts to reopen, The Royal’s Board and staff will adhere to all recommendations put forward by government and health officials.Government Financial Assistance for Ontario FarmersOntario Equestrian has recently released this update of several financial assistance packages available, including those for farm business. Email*last_img read more

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